Police Report -- May 05, 2005

Published on Thu, May 5, 2005
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April 30: Officers were advised that a WCSO deputy had stopped a person who had a Blaine warrant for DUI hit and run attended. Due to the serious nature of the charge and the length of time it had been in the system (issued in 2001), officers asked the deputy to bring the suspect to Blaine. Officers served the warrant and issued the man a promise to appear.

April 30: Officers responded to the Peace Arch border crossing for a person in possession of marijuana. The 21-year-old California resident was arrested and issued a summons to appear in court. He was then released back to customs officials.

April 30: A woman called police when her teenage daughter failed to return home. An officer went to the address where the girl was last known to have been. An occupant at that house (the missing girl’s teenage friend) told the officer the girl had already left. An officer suspected that was not the truth and warned the girl that hiding a runaway was a crime. The officer cleared from that residence and returned to the mother’s home to get further information about the missing girl. Magically, the girl had returned to her friends’ house and called her mother approximately one minute after the officer had left. The officer had a long talk with the girl about her actions and those of her friend, and the criminal consequences were thoroughly explained. The girl then returned home.

April 30: An officer stopped a vehicle in the 800 block of H Street for speeding and discovered the two passengers were Honduran citizens who were not legally in the country. The driver was suspected of smuggling the illegal aliens, and the matter was turned over to the U. S. Border Patrol. The female driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding.

April 29: Officers were advised of a gas drive off in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive. The vehicle was described as a brand new vehicle with no plate. Officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

April 29: A person contacted police after seeing a man riding around on a bicycle in the 1700 block of H Street who appeared to be looking in cars. The caller said the man then climbed inside a van. An officer located the man and then saw him look inside several vehicles. The officer continued to watch the man as he looked at some valuable items behind a business. Officers made contact with the man, who denied he intended to steal or prowl anything. Officers determined the van he had been in did belong to him. Officers did not observe the man breaking any laws, nor was there any evidence that any vehicles had been broken into. The man was warned about his behavior and he chose to leave the area.

April 29: A business owner in the 1500 block of Odell Street saw a person outside his building who was acting suspiciously. The caller felt the man might have been attempting to steal some property. A license plate number of the suspect was provided to police and they were able to make contact with the man. Officers determined the man had been the victim of a theft himself, and the property he had stopped to look at matched the description of his stolen property. He discovered it was not his stolen property and left the area. He apologized for having caused the business owner any concern.

April 29: Complainant in the 100 block of 8th Street reported a dog near his house was continually barking. During his contact with the complainant the officer witnessed the continual barking for himself. The dog’s owner was not home, and a business card was left at the residence requesting contact. The report was forwarded to the Whatcom Humane Society for follow up.

April 28: A citizen reported an intoxicated person walking in and out of the roadway in the 300 block of Cedar Street. The man was contacted by officers, and it was determined he was a local resident. The man stated he was en route home after purchasing alcohol at a Blaine business. The man was obviously under the influence of intoxicants when contacted by the police. A report will be sent to the liquor control board for follow up.

April 27: An officer received a report of an assault that occurred between two 12-year-old students. Minor injuries were reported. Statements were obtained from the victim and the suspect. Parents were notified about the incident. The case is being referred to the prosecutor’s office for review.

April 27: An officer responded to a report of two very intoxicated men who were looking for a place to sleep for the night. The pair had just been cleared through U.S. Immigration. The officer contacted the men and provided them with a ride to a local motel.

April 26: While on patrol officers saw a vehicle in the 1700 block of Boblett Street with Oregon plates parked in a business district with two people sleeping in the car. Officers ran the plate and discovered it was a stolen vehicle. With the help of border patrol agents the two occupants were taken into custody without incident. The passenger was later released and the driver was booked into jail for possession of a stolen vehicle. The car was impounded for safekeeping.

April 25: A person found several hypodermic needles in a plastic bag behind a public building in the 500 block of F Street. Officers took the needles and disposed of them properly.

April 25: Officers were advised of a gas drive off in the 1500 block of H Street. The store clerk got a license plate and direction of travel. Officers located the vehicle and discovered the person had tried to pay at the pump, but didn’t wait to make sure the charge went through. The person went back and paid the store.

April 25: A citizen reported a person lighting fireworks off in their driveway in the 600 block of A Street. Officer made contact with the subject and determined he was unaware of the fireworks laws. After being made aware of the laws, the man agreed to quit lighting off the fireworks.

April 25: Officers responded with aid personnel to a request for assistance in the 600 block of D Street. A woman had fallen down and needed help getting up. The doors were locked to the residence and officers made arrangements with the landlord to gain entry into the residence. Aid personnel assisted and evaluated the patient.

April 26: A hotel owner reported a male walking around acting suspiciously and talking nonsensically. The male was contacted and was formally trespassed from the hotel for life. Officer cleared with no further action taken.